Formal Retraction From Chris Bohn
This is my formal retraction to something that I have stated many times over my adult life. Those who have known me know that I have always been a cat person, and historically (and vehemently) always said that “I would never own a dog”. I’ve always had a cat, and currently have two indoor cats that are family fixtures to our household.
Last January that changed, and I haven’t been willing to openly admit it. But since January my heart warmed up to the newest additions to the Bohn Family.
Here’s the story.
My husband has always wanted a dog. My son has always wanted a dog. Me ? ….nope! But last January my husband wanted a specific breed, a Brindle Boxer, and started looking. During his search he came across a Pet Rescue organization for this breed. One thing led to another and he was put in touch with an owner of (2) brindle boxers that were about 8 months old.
That owner was active military and headed overseas and needed someone to take ownership of his dogs. He was happy to hear that we lived on 5 acres, and told us his “boys” had spent most of their time in kennels in his apartment. We adopted them. I truly admit I was freaking out when my husband brought them home! The size of their paws just scared me! Oh my, what have I gotten myself into? Dog ownership? I was terrified, and so were the cats.
Their names are Chaos and Cash.
They were so scared when they got to our home. They were skiddish and afraid. But within a week, they were better. They were eating and playing. They have grown and become so much happier. They love to RUN and enjoy our fenced 5 acres. Their personalities are wonderful. Those two dogs are inseparable. They follow my husband EVERYWHERE. I tease him that they are his new children.
Now, they have taken over my heart too.
So this is my formal retraction for saying I will never own a dog…….
I now have two dogs, and 2 cats, and life is good in the Bohn household.
Here’s a short 1 minute video that I took of the boys playing in the rain water for the very first time. They are truly family entertainment for us!